Trump lists NC native as potential pick for Supreme Court

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09/10/2020

A Duke University graduate with ties to an anti-LGBT group has been included in President Donald Trump’s list of nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Allison Jones Rushing was born in Henderson, North Carolina, in 1982 and was nominated to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which represents West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. Rushing graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 2004 and from the Duke University School of Law in 2007, where she received her Juris Doctor degree. In March 2019, NBC News reported Rushing has ties to an anti-gay “hate group” called The Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF. According to NBC, ADF “has a long track record of opposing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.”

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